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The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition -Thursday, September 10,1992- Page 9
Geake wins Repub. congressional primary, beats U-M prof. Tanter

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by Josh Dubow
and Jeff Williams
Daily Staff Reporters
CANTON - State Sen. Robert
Geake won a surprisingly convinc-
ing victory in the 13th Congressional
district in the beginning of August.
Geake defeated five candidates
for the nomination, including U-M
Prof. Raymond Tanter - Geake's
closest challenger. The other
candidates included Burl Adkins,
Glen Kassel, Herbert Scott, and.
William Steele.
Geake will go on to challenge in-
cumbent Democrat William Ford in
the November election.
"We expected to win from the
beginning. I had experience as an
elected official and was the only one

who had roots in Washtenaw and
Wayne County," Geake said.
Tanter refused to comment to a
Daily reporter about his strategy for
the fall campaign.
Geake has served in state gov-
ernment for 20 years and is vice
chair of the Senate Appropriations
committee.
Members of Geake's staff said
they were surprised by Geake's
showing in Washtenaw County,
where they expected Tanter to garner
a larger portion of the vote.
"We expected to win, but not as
comfortably as it looks," Geake
Campaign Manager John Norton
said. "The one surprise is how close
the race was in Ann Arbor.
(Geake's) support in Washtenaw
County is strong and that should

help in November."
Geake said he was pleased that
he and the other candidates ran clean
campaigns, rather than resorting to
the mudslinging that occurred in
other races statewide.
"Unlike many other races, this
campaign was remarkably free of
negative campaigning," Geake said.
"It was a positive campaign on the
issues."
One of the featured issues of
Geake's campaign was the elimina-
tion of General Assistance payments
for able-bodied adults.
Geake's campaign staff will now
focus its attention on the November
election against Ford.
"I think the anti-incumbency feel-
ing should play a part in November,
but how big remains to be seen,"

Norton said. "Bill Ford epitomizes
what's wrong with the Democratic
Congress."
"His involvement with the post
office and checking scandals will be
a factor," Norton added.
Geake said he feels that a change
in the makeup of Congress is neces-
sary.
"I believe people are tired of lib-
eral Democrats running Congress
and their deficit spending," Geake
said.
Norton said Geake does not plan
to change his campaign style for the
general election.
"We're going to focus on the is-
sues," Norton said. "He can run on a
strong record. A lot of the voters
know what's wrong with Ford with-
out us telling them."

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Geake Tamter

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MSA uses summer meetings to learn
ropes, network with organizations

by Purvi Shah
Daily Staff Reporter
Summer vacation served as a
respite for the Michigan Student
Assembly, which passed a two reso-
lutions and made few financial allo-
cations to student groups during the
spring and summer terms.
The first resolution
- condemning police brutality in-
the wake of the Rodney King trial
- passed by a 7-2 vote with two
abstentions, and the other unani-
mously supported students at
Rutgers University protesting a 13
percent tuition increase.
MSA President Ede Fox com-
mented the summer break enabled
her to become more adept with par-
liamentary procedure, MSA work-
ings, and the assembly's relations
with other organizations.
"What we've done this summer is
consolidate our relationships with
other groups like MCC (Michigan
Collegiate Coalition) and USSA
(United States Students
Association)," Fox said.
This networking will help build
"a united front with students across
the country on issues like tuition in-
creases, student relations with ad-
ministrations, race relations, and all
sorts of discrimination issues," Fox
added.
Controversy stirred in June when
members of MSA and the adminis-
tration disagreed over a proposed
MSA fee increase.
MSA executive officers had re-
quested a fee increase from $6.27 to
$7.05 - including an MSA fee of
$6.70 and a 35 cent MCC tax, but
the U-M Board of Regents rejected
this proposal and eliminated student
funding of MCC altogether.
MSA Vice President Hunter Van
Valkenburgh argued the fee increase
would have provided money to make
MSA more effective. He added the

failure of the fee increase proposal
will freeze certain expenditures.
"If we try to increase funding for
AATU (Ann Arbor Tenants Union),
and SLS (Student Legal Services),
which were cut drastically last year,
we're limited in how far we can go,"
he said. "It's pretty much plain to us
that last year there weren't enough
funds.... The amount we were ask-
ing for was 50 cents, which was
nothing."
But U-M Vice President of
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford
denied that students want the MSA

special projects.
Among other allocations, the
summer assembly paid $300 for info
stops on campus and $350 to the
Student Social Workers of America
to produce a pamphlet on
Guatemalan weavers.
Van Valkenburgh said the
administration has not been
receptive to MSA's stance on such
issues as MCC funding and raising
tuition, adding that organizing
students would be the best way to
handle concerns.
He suggested increasing the vis-

'I hope I won't have an antagonistic
relationship with the regents, Duderstadt,
and Maureen Hartford. I'll do everything to
keep that from happening.' - Ede Fox,
MSA president

Grin and bear it MOLLY
A group of students bounce around enthralled by the "Moonwalk," during the Michigan Union's Escapade '92
yesterday. The program is designed to welcome new students to the University.
SU.N. leader accuses Bosnian forces of
attacking French peacekeeping troops

fee increased. Earlier in the summer
Hartford said she agreed that the as-
sembly needed more money, but that
the student support of the March ref-
erendum should be taken into
account.
Hartford added that the general
consensus of students she talked to
was that the fee should not be raised.
Last March, students passed a
referendum limiting MSA's ability
to change the mandatory $6.27 per
semester MSA fee, MSA's 1992
budget - which funds MSA, the
AATU, and Student Legal Services
- is $149,150.
Under the new MSA amendment,
only the regents can raise or lower
the July 1991 fee of $6.27.
Van Valkenburgh indicated that
MSA would defer funding requests
to the Office for Student Affairs,
which also provides money for

ibility of MSA in the upcoming year
through information tables, classes,
and paid advertisements.
"It's pretty evident that the re-
gents don't give a darn what we
think," Van Valkenburgh said. "The
best thing we could do is get more
students involved in the everyday
workings on committees and
elections."
. While Fox agreed that organizing
students is the most effective way to
manage student concerns, she added
that she does not desire strained
relations with the administration.
"I don't know how the summer is
going to affect the relationship with
the administration. I hope I won't
have an antagonistic relationship
with the regents, Duderstadt, and
Maureen Hartford," Fox said. "I'll
do everything to keep that from
happening."

S A R A J E V O, Bosnia-
Herzegovina (AP) - The comman-
der of U.N. troops in Sarajevo ac-
cused Bosnian forces yesterday of
attacking a U.N. convoy and said it
was part of a plan to discredit the
United Nations.
In New York, the Security
Council scheduled a closed-door
meeting for last night at France's re-
quest to discuss Tuesday's attack,
which killed two French soldiers and
wounded five.
In Paris, French Foreign Minister
Roland Dumas called the assault "a
veritable act of war against members
of a humanitarian operation."
"The light was clear enough to
see the U.N. insignia," U.N. Brig.
Gen. Hussein Aly Abdulrazek said.
"These irresponsible elements ...

have a deliberate plan to jeopardize
our presence in Sarajevo."
Sefer Halilovic, commanderof
the Bosnian. forces, said the
government was studying the attack
with U.N. officials.
In Geneva, U.N. officials said an
airlift to the besieged capital was
unlikely to resume before next week.
The airport has been under attack for
the past three days, and it was closed
last week after an Italian aid plane
crashed on approach. Investigators
suspect missiles downed the plane.
In Zagreb, Croatia, Lord Owen
and former Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance, co-chairmen of an interna-
tional peace conference on former
Yugoslavia, arrived for talks with

U.N., Red Cross and Croatian offi-
cials.
Vance called the deaths of the
two Frenchapeacekeepers "cold-
blooded murder." Owen said he
believed the attack would strain but
not stop land convoys.

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